August 9, 2020

Supercars and champagne: Bangkok’s rich purr through pandemic

Bangkok (AFP) – As the coronavirus brought the global economy to its knees, Thai businessman Yod decided to buy himself an $872,000 treat — a lime-green Lamborghini.Yod picked up the customised Huracan EVO supercar in Bangkok, a city of billionaires with a luxury economy unbroken by the crisis ripping through Thailand’s wider economy.With tourism and exports in freefall, Thailand’s growth could shrivel by as much as 10 percent this year, dumping millions into unemployment.But in a split-screen economy, there are plenty with immunity to the economic scourge caused by COVID-19.Thailand is home …

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